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Science  18 Mar 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6279, pp. 1244-1246
DOI: 10.1126/science.351.6279.1244

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In science news around the world, the first part of the two-part ExoMars program is on its way to the Red Planet, Google's DeepMind computer program AlphaGo beats the human world Go champion four games to one, China plans to create its own “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces plans to further limit methane emissions from oil and gas wells, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration green-lights a plan to release mosquitoes in Florida that have been genetically modified to be sterile, and more. Also, German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen, who was accused of plagiarism in her 1990 dissertation, was cleared of misconduct by her degree-granting institution. And a watercolor painting showing the intricate structure of an Ebola virus wins the 2016 Wellcome Image Awards' overall prize.